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Gustav Klimt is named after the Austrian painter famed for his paintings of the female body, some of which drew controversy about 1900.
It is unclear whether any of his works adorn Ballydoyle ot Coolmore but the equine version is also making a name for himself with his performances at up to a mile.
As a two-year-old he overcame trouble in running to land the Group 2 Superlative Stakes at Newmarket in July and he was impressive when winning on his return at Leopardstown in April, having not run in the interim.
The Galileo colt started 4/1 for the QIPCO 2000 Guineas but did not really fire, finishing sixth behind stablemates Saxon Warrior.
He was then third behind Romanised in the Irish equivalent before upping his game and finishing a half-length runner-up to Without Parole in the St James’s Palace Stakes.
On his next start he finished a close third in the Qatar Prix Jean Prat at Deauville before beaten a couple of lengths into fourth in the Qatar Sussex Stakes.
The Group 2 Ladyswood Stud Hungerford Stakes at Newbury seem to offer him a decent opportunity to get back to winning way but, after being sent off 15-8 favourite, he could finish only fifth behind Sir Dancealot.
On his latest start he dropped to six furlongs for the 32Red Sprint Cup at Haydock – the first time he had run over the trip since he made his debut as a two-year-old. The decision was vindicated as he kept on to finish third behind The Tin Man and Brando.
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